Mike Duff is the only Canadian to ever win a World Championship Motorcycle Grand Prix. In all, he won three, the first was the 1964 250 c.c. Belgian G.P. in 1965. He finished second in the 250 c.c. World Championship with victories in the Dutch Tourist Trophy race and the Finnish G.P. A couple of serious crashes – one that required hip replacement surgery – cut short Mike’s European career in 1967. But he came home in time to borrow a bike and finish third in the first ever Canadian Motorcycle Grand Prix at Mosport in 1967 behind the legendary Mike Hailwood and Giacomo Agostini.
Photo credits: Michelle Duff